Black Bean and Goat Cheese Dip

Photo Credit It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe because quite frankly I haven’t had much time to experiment in the kitchen since Max was born in June, but I made my Black Bean and Goat Cheese dip the other day, and realized it’s not up on the blog! I love this dip because […]

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Vacations Are Always Worth It

…at least that’s what I kept telling myself during the long travel days, and times that I was stuck in the condo trying to get my 4-month old to nap instead of lounging by the pool. This past trip to Florida was the first time we travelled with two kids, and even though there were hard times, […]

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Pre, Post-Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet, but in a culture where we do everything quickly and efficiently, let’s prepare for the aftermath of your Thanksgiving feast. Most people wake up on Tuesday feeling bloated, tired and yucky as a result of too many appetizers, mashed potatoes with gravy, dessert and wine. No matter how hard you try, […]

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Foods for Healthy, Younger-Looking Skin

Being a 34-year old mom of two boys, I feel like I can no longer rely on “my youth” for healthy looking skin. I actually have to put in some effort in order to make my skin look fresh, bright and to prevent fine lines and wrinkles (until I’m old enough to justify a little help […]

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Don’t Let it Slide

One of my biggest fears as a mom has nothing to do with my kids. It has to do with me, and my fear of losing the ability to use my brain in other ways than just scheduling drop offs and pick-ups, folding laundry and getting groceries. I graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies […]

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Smart Snacking. Do Good. Love With Food

Ok I know I said I would be taking a break from writing, but a couple weeks ago I was approached by a company called Love With Food, a snack discovery service that just announced it will begin shipping to Canada on August 2nd, and they wanted me to share the good news, and I couldn’t say no. […]

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Lessons I’ve Learned from Baby #2

The last 5 weeks is probably the longest I’ve gone without posting a blog since I started writing in 2010. The reason you ask? I had another baby! Maxwell Andrew Follett was born on June 6th, 2016, and wow life is next level busy with a two-year old toddler and a newborn. Every minute in […]

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Cookies for Breakfast?

When I think of healthy breakfast I think of smoothies, healthy muffins, sprouted toast with coconut oil and natural nut butter, yogurt with healthy granola, cookies…wait, cookies? Yup! I recently discovered a recipe for Healthy Breakfast Cookies that taste good, and are full of the breakfast staples: bran flakes, oats, milk, Greek yogurt and eggs. My 2-year […]

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A New Weekly Staple: Chicken Mango Superfood Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Photo Credit I love cooking and trying new healthy recipes. There’s always the hope that I’ll stumble across one that becomes a new staple in my weekly meal plan. Well I recently found one – the Chicken Mango Superfood Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing. It’s a creamy, flavourful blend of healthy ingredients that is so […]

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Cheers to the Long Weekend! Healthy Meal and Snack Ideas

I feel like I’m starting every post with an apology for not writing more often, but it’s hard to find the time for it these days. I only have a few mornings a week with Jack in daycare, and they quickly fill up with article writing for Respoken Magazine, creating client meal plans and preparing […]

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